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JC's Cafe

73200 El Paseo Ste 1A, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4252
+1 760-568-0733
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (24 reviews)
“gazpacho” (5 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
73200 El Paseo Ste 1A, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4252
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for breakfast, but it was just ok. Once seated, there was a long wait for everything. The patio is small & the tables very dirty. The cocktails were really weak and tasted like fruity water.

Thank 8439JG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So delightful! The pleasant staff and awesome food is sure to bring us back and to recommend this charming restaurant.

Thank Pam D
Case H, Owner at JC's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you!! 😀♥️

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasant experience!! A time for lunch outside was made even more enjoyable by the service of the owner and his wife. A salad and sandwich place with a bar and nice dessert menu. The food was fresh, well prepared and tasty and the...More

Thank texascouple21
Case H, Owner at JC's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was our pleasure! Thank you for supporting a locally owned business!! Best to you...

Reviewed 11 March 2018

They have an extensive choice for lunch, and we had a real good sandwich. Weather permitting, you can eat outside on a cozy patio.

Thank Luc_Pascale
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This was our first visit since the new owners took over and I am pleased to report that JC's still has great service, wonderful ambiance and excellent food! I had the carnitas scramble and it was excellent with generous portions and excellent taste. Loved it!...More

Thank MNM1011
Case H, Owner at JC's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for sharing your dining experience! We will continue to carry on the 30 year tradition. Best to you... 😀

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

“Just ok” was the most enthusiasm I could muster for JC’s cafe. We walked by and saw people sitting outside and decided to try lunch there The setting and service were fine but the steak burrito had no flavor and the Chinese chicken salad was...More

Thank Mmeyernos
Case H, Owner at JC's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

So sorry for your disappointing experience. I only wish it would have been brought to our attention so we would have had the opportunity to make your dining experience better. Thank you for the “fresh food, the fine setting and service” comments. Best to you......More

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We saw CJ’s just off the street and decided to give it a try, glad we did! The service was prompt , friendly and helpful. I had the best BLT in a while and the coleslaw was exceptional. My wife had seafood Louie which was...More

Thank Tom R
Case H, Owner at JC's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you for sharing your dining experience Tom!! Best to let the readers know its “JC’s Cafe” instead of cj’s. Hope to see you again

Reviewed 10 February 2018

We stumbled upon this restaurant while shopping on El Paseo. It's a great spot. Loved the outdoor courtyard setting. The food was great and the service was wonderful. I'm not sure if it was the manager or the owner who came by our table to...More

Thank 379J
Case H, Owner at JC's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your first experience at JC's. Looking forward to your next visit... CH

Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is the perfect place to drop into when shoppin on El Paseo. It has a great outdoor location in a little Cul de Sac with many outdoor tables. And dog friendly! The food is very good and the help is gracious and attentive. We've...More

Thank Ed H
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon JCs Cafe one afternoon strolling and shopping on El Paseo. They have happy hour so you can get a variety of alcoholic beverages for $5.00. I had the house Chardonnay and the avocado on toast and my husband had the chicken teriyaki...More

Thank dellesol
Case H, Owner at JC's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for sharing! Best to you... 😀

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73200 El Paseo Ste 1A, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4252
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-568-0733
  • E-mail
Description
Family Owned, Patio Café, Serving Salads, Sandwiches & Full Bar. Located on El Paseo in the Heart of Palm Desert.
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